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Officer, nearly killed in attack, testifies at alleged shooter's trial

Seventeen months after a shooting that nearly claimed his life, Baltimore police Sgt. Keith Mcneill rolled his wheelchair to the witness stand on Tuesday and faced the accused shooter in court for the first time.

Mcneill said he was off-duty and visiting a friend's East Baltimore auto shop on March 14, 2014, when he saw a masked man pounding on the door.

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Police say arrests have slowed robberies in South Baltimore

After two people suspected in at least five recent armed robberies in Federal Hill were arrested last month, police say such instances have dropped off in the neighborhood.

The same is true in Pigtown, where two people were arrested after a spate of robberies there, police said.

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Baltimore Police charge man in 2013, 2014 killings

Baltimore Police arrested a man Monday and charged him in connection with homicides from 2013 and 2014.

Andre Mixon, 27, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault and firearms violations, police said.

In the first case, 20-year-old Montae Higgins was shot dead in the 200 block of Diener Place in the Mosher neighborhood on July 15, 2013.

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1 killed, 5 injured in Baltimore shootings overnight

A 29-year-old man was killed and five other men were injured in shootings in Baltimore overnight, police said.

The man was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body in the 500 block of North Fremont Avenue in Harlem Park at 1:19 a.m. Tuesday, Baltimore Police said. The man, whose identity has not yet been made public, died at a local hospital and police say they have no suspects.

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Maryland State Fair rape suspect held without bail

A Carroll County teen accused of raping a child at the Maryland State Fair is now being held without bail, according to Baltimore County Police.

Jonathan M. Fleming, 17, of Mount Airy, was ordered held without bail on Monday.

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Crime roundup: Valuable teeth stolen, underwear used as robbery mask

This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region.

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